Summer Scholarship Competition 2020

We are very pleased to announce our third LARA Summer Scholarship!

LARA will host one first prize winner for the full two weeks of Summer School (29th June to 10th July 2020, worth £845). In addition, one runner up will be hosted for one week of the Summer School (subject to availability, worth £435).

Over the course of two weeks on Summer School students will be taught the essentials of cast drawing and figure drawing and painting, spending ten full days in the studios with 60 hours of contact time with LARA tutors.

If you would like to take part in the competition but would also like to guarantee your place on Summer School we advise booking ahead. Should you win first or second prize the relevant fees will be refunded to you. Please note we currently have a 15% discount on Summer School for sixth-form students. Please call the school to book your place and receive your discount. Proof of enrolment at a school/college is required.

Rules of the competition

1. This scholarship is aimed at school leavers, so entrants must be aged 16-20 years old.

2. All entrants will be judged on a portfolio of work, as well as a written statement. All judging will be done digitally. Applications should be sent by email to [email protected] (subject line ‘Summer Scholarship 2020’) to include the following:

a. Name, age,  address, current school or place of higher education if applicable, email address, telephone number.

b. A written statement of no more than 300 words on why you would benefit from attending Summer School.

c. A portfolio of 3-10 images, of size 1-5MB, attached to the email, with the total attachment size not exceeding 20MB. File format should be either JPG or PNG. If you need help with image compression we recommend

3. Works in the submitted portfolio must be of a representational nature. All media will be considered but graphite, charcoal, pastel, oil and acrylic are the most suitable.

4. The deadline for entries is midday on Monday 18th May 2020.

5. Winners will be announced on this page shortly thereafter.

6. Although we will only directly contact the winner and runner-up after the announcement, we welcome requests for feedback from those who are unsuccessful by email.

7. The LARA London Summer School will take place in our studio at 371 Clapham Road, London, SW9 9BT between 29th June and 10th July 2020.

8. Previous winners of a LARA Scholarship Competition are not eligible to apply. However, previous runners-up of a LARA Scholarship Competition are eligible to apply.

Click here for more information about the LARA London Summer School.

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